we help you make a
greater impact

Focalize is dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people.

We partner with government and non-profit agencies to strengthen the services they provide. Our programs have positively impacted the systems supporting child welfare, homeless services, juvenile justice, refugees, and other vulnerable populations.

There’s no unsolvable problem, just solutions yet to be found.

Our curiosity inspires us to look at every challenge as a learning opportunity.

Our vision is to make the world better by applying evidence-based approaches to achieve sustainable results with efficient, creative, and practical solutions.


The strongest solutions include all voices, and we promote inclusivity and collaboration in every aspect of our work. Our team is solution-focused and strength-based.

A few of the clients we work with

Lead Facilitator

Heather’s mission to help children and families achieve greater success has fueled a 25-year career as a children’s services leader in the US and UK. She leads Focalize’s large-scale planning, implementation, and improvement efforts for government and non-profit agencies.

She has a proven record of leading successful implementations to deliver quality services and ongoing results to programs supporting foster care, juvenile justice systems, homelessness, refugees, those with disabilities, and more through community-based, residential, and out-patient programs.

Heather earned a BA in Education, Bucknell University (1992), and MSW and MUP, Columbia University (1997).

Research Coordinator

Hunter’s passion for social justice is fueled by recognizing the value of every person. As our Research Coordinator, she conducts comprehensive, multi-method data collection always striving to integrate system-wide solutions.

Previous to this role, Hunter was a case manager on a school-based Child Study Team. She received a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Centenary University, where she was a scholarship student and earned the Academic Achievement Award (2019).

Hunter is currently a MSW candidate specializing in Global and Community Development at Monmouth University.

Our affiliate network allows us to expand our reach and enhance our offerings.

We work closely with our affiliate network, including Monmouth University, Right Tree Consulting, and Housing Innovations.

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